GOTHIC: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for GOTHIC?

Need another word that means the same as “gothic”? Find 4 synonyms and 30 related words for “gothic” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Gothic” are: gothic architecture, black letter, mediaeval, medieval

Gothic as a Noun

Definitions of "Gothic" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “gothic” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries.
  • A style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries; characterized by slender vertical piers and counterbalancing buttresses and by vaulting and pointed arches.
  • Extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas.

Synonyms of "Gothic" as a noun (2 Words)

black letterA person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa.
gothic architectureA heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries.

Gothic as an Adjective

Definitions of "Gothic" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “gothic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Characteristic of the style of type commonly used for printing German.
  • As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened.
  • Of or relating to the language of the ancient Goths.
  • Of or relating to the Goths.
  • Characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque.

Synonyms of "Gothic" as an adjective (2 Words)

mediaevalCharacteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages.
medievalRelating to the Middle Ages.
Without other people around I would let my flat degenerate into medieval levels of squalor.

Usage Examples of "Gothic" as an adjective

  • Gothic novels like `Frankenstein.

Associations of "Gothic" (30 Words)

abbessA woman who is the head of an abbey of nuns.
abbeyA church that was formerly an abbey.
abbotA man who is the head of an abbey of monks.
apocrypha14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russ.
archdeaconA senior Christian cleric (in the early Church a deacon, in the modern Anglican Church a priest) to whom a bishop delegates certain responsibilities.
architectureThe structure and organization of a computer’s hardware or system software.
Schools of architecture and design.
augustinianA Roman Catholic friar or monk belonging to one of the Augustinian monastic orders.
biblicalResembling the language or style of the Bible.
Biblical times.
bishopA chess piece typically with its top shaped like a mitre that can move in any direction along a diagonal on which it stands Each player starts the game with two bishops one moving on white squares and the other on black.
buddhistOne who follows the teachings of Buddha.
canonA general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged.
A set of ecclesiastical canons.
cathedralRelating to or containing or issuing from a bishop’s office or throne.
St Paul's Cathedral.
catholicOf or relating to or supporting Catholicism.
Catholic in one s tastes.
christianFollowing the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ.
churchPerform a special church rite or service for.
The separation of church and state.
cloisterSeclude from the world in or as if in a cloister.
The monastery was where the Brothers would cloister themselves to meditate.
conventThe building or buildings occupied by a convent.
Maria entered the convent at the age of eighteen.
deanAn administrator in charge of a division of a university or college.
He is the dean of foreign correspondents.
dioceseA district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church.
doyenA man who is the senior member of a group.
He became the doyen of British physicists.
minsterAny of certain cathedrals and large churches; originally connected to a monastery.
York Minster.
monasteryA building or buildings occupied by a community of monks living under religious vows.
nunneryA building or group of buildings in which nuns live as a religious community; a convent.
parish(in Louisiana) a territorial division corresponding to a county in other states.
A parish church.
prioryA small monastery or nunnery that is governed by a prior or prioress.
pyxIn the UK a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver coins are deposited to be tested annually at the trial of the pyx by members of the Goldsmiths Company.
rector(in the Church of England) the incumbent of a parish where all tithes formerly passed to the incumbent.
saintA person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization.
The poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
subcultureA social group within a national culture that has distinctive patterns of behavior and beliefs.
In what ways does the social environment predispose certain individuals to join delinquent subcultures.
theologyThe study of the nature of God and religious belief.
A theology degree.

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